Maternal and Child Health Handbook as Health Promotion Tool for Postpartum and Breastfeeding Mothers: A Systematic Review


Rizki Amalia, Yunik Windarti

 

Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya

 

ABSTRACT

Background: The maternal and child health handbook is a tool used by all postpartum and breastfeeding mothers up to the child aged five years. In Indonesia, the maternal and child health services recorded separately in sheets/ cards with a high probability of being lost and scattered were integrated into a home-based record handbook in 1994. This study aimed to investigate the evidence of maternal and child health handbook as health promotion tool for postpartum and breastfeeding mothers.

Subjects and Method: A systematic review was conducted by searching from PubMed, Google Scholar, and Ichushi-Web. The keywords were maternal and child health handbook and health promotion. The related articles published between 1990 to 2020 were collected for this review. Twenty-eight articles were eligible for this review. The data were reported systematically.

Results: A total of 28 articles, consisting 3 review articles, 17 primary studies, 2 reports, 2 letters, 1 research note, and 3 proceedings, discussed the benefits of maternal and child health handbooks as a health promotion tool for postpartum and breastfeeding mothers.

Conclusion: Maternal and child health handbook is a good health promotion tool for postpartum and breastfeeding mothers.

Keywords: maternal and child health handbook, health promotion, postpartum, breastfeeding, mothers

Correspondence: Rizki Amalia. Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya. Jl. SMEA No 57 Wonokromo, Surabaya, East Java. Email: amalia24@unusa.ac.id. Mobile: +6285655581002.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the7thicph.03.70

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